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Several Gamecocks Advance on Opening Day of ITA Regionals
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Several Gamecocks Advance on Opening Day of ITA Regionals

Oct. 14, 2016

CARY, N.C. – The South Carolina men’s tennis team looked strong in the first two rounds of singles play at the ITA Carolina Regional Championships on Friday at the Cary Tennis Park. Five Gamecocks reached the round of 32 after posting two wins apiece.

“There were a lot of nerves at the start of the day and, for the most part, the guys played through them and ended up playing some quality tennis,” said head coach Josh Goffi. “We will be looking for the guys to settle and keep building throughout the tournament from day to day.”

In the 128-player draw, just 32 would be left standing at the conclusion of action on Friday. Harrison O’Keefe, Yancy Dennis, Wood Benton, Gabriel Friedrich and Thomas Mayronne were the Gamecocks to make the cut. O’Keefe, Dennis and Friedrich posted straight-set wins, while Benton and Mayronne were resilient in their three-set victories.

Saturday’s schedule will open at 9 a.m. with the round of 32 matches for singles. Then, play will switch gears for the doubles round of 64, followed by the doubles round of 32.

SINGLES | Round of 32
Harrison O’Keefe (SC) vs. Luiz Faria (Coastal Carolina)
Yancy Dennis (SC) vs. Jack Murray (UNC)
Wood Benton (SC) vs. Christian Seraphim (Wake)
Gabriel Friedrich (SC) vs. Gabriel Cucalon (NC Central)
Thomas Mayronne (SC) vs. Vuk Velickovic (Coastal Carolina)

SINGLES | Consolation Round of 32
Andrew Schafer (SC) vs. Salvador Mijares (Elon)

DOUBLES | Round of 64
Benton/Cameron (SC) vs. Callegari/Cucalon (NC Central)
Dennis/Swank (SC) vs. Patten/Swindler (UNC-A)
Friedrich/O’Keefe (SC) vs. Hocevar/Hublitz (UNC-W)
Mayronne/Schafer (SC) vs. Levine/Mateas (Duke)

DOUBLES | Round of 32

SINGLES | Round of 128
Harrison O’Keefe (SC) def. Gabriel Hocevar (UNC-W), 6-1, 6-0
Vincent Lin (Duke) def. Andrew Schafer (SC), 4-6, 6-3, 6-0
Yancy Dennis (SC) def. Oriol Puig (UNC-C), 6-2, 6-2
Wood Benton (SC) def. Alex Garcia (UNC-C), 2-6, 7-5, 6-2
Maksim Kan (Wake) def. Scotty Cameron (SC), 6-0, 6-3
Gabriel Friedrich (SC) def. Benedikt Henning (Charleston), 6-2, 6-0
Thomas Mayronne (SC) def. Charles Parry (Wake), 6-2, 6-0
Sam Swank (SC) def. Vasily Kiching (Charleston), 3-6, 6-2, 6-1

SINGLES | Round of 64
Harrison O’Keefe (SC) def. Anu Kodali (UNC), 6-4, 6-3
Yancy Dennis (SC) def. Jake Munns (Furman), 6-0, 6-3
Wood Benton (SC) def. Sean Burnette (NCST), 4-6, 6-4, 6-2
Gabriel Friedrich (SC) def. Alan Gadjiev (Wake), 6-3, 6-3
Thomas Mayronne (SC) def. Robert Levine (Duke), 0-6, 6-3, 6-4
Nick Stachowiak (Duke) def. Sam Swank (SC), 6-7, 6-2, 6-2

SINGLES | Consolation Round of 64
Andrew Schafer (SC) def. Robert Dudley (Clemson), 6-1, 6-3
Ronni Georgi (ECU) def. Scotty Cameron (SC), 6-7(1), 6-2, 6-1